THE BEASTS OF DANIEL,
The day of a one-world government draws nigh. This
government will not only be a political power, but a religious one, as it
will demand worship (Rev. 13:15).
The wild beast that ascends out of the sea in Revelation 13:1 is the fourth, last and most terrible beast Daniel described in chapter seven of his prophecy. We are accustomed to making these beasts political powers. But there are more than four political powers in the world. Yet there are only four major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. All minor religions are offshoots of these. And remember, we just discovered that the beast to come will demand worship.
Note how Daniel began describing these four beasts: "Perceiving am I in my vision by night, and behold, four winds of the heavens are rushing forth to the vast sea, and four monstrous animals are coming up from the sea, diverse one from another. The eastern animal is a lioness..." and then he goes on to describe three more monstrous animals. The point I want to make is this: Daniel describes the lioness as the eastern animal. ("Eastern" is a good translation of the Chaldee "qdmi." The stem "qdm" is used in both Chaldee and Hebrew to denote precedence and east.) The following three monstrous animals, then, proceed in a westerly direction.
Now, dig your world atlas out of the game closet and note that, geographically, the aforementioned four religions move East to West, Buddhism being predominantly in Eastern Asia, Hinduism in India, Islam in the Arab world and Christianity in Europe and the Americas. The beasts of Daniel, chapter seven do the same. Coincidence? No. This is further evidence that the beasts are religions.
Are you sitting down? Good. The fourth, most western beast of Daniel's prophecy (the "wild beast" of Revelation 13:1) is Christianity. Daniel describes her as having "teeth of iron, claws of copper, devouring, pulverizing and stamping upon the remainder with her feet" (Dn. 7:19). Who is armed to the hilt with "teeth of iron" and "claws of copper?" (I presume you watched the Gulf War.) Answer: the West. Who has the power to subject the world under its so-called "Judeo-Christian" leadership? (I assume you watched the Gulf War.) Answer: the West.